Looking for work in Florida. At a November career fair in West Palm Beach, this man had a job application in hand. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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People looking for work were filling out applications earlier this month at a career fair in Emeryville, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A recruiter for Cigna greets a job seeker at a career fair in Philadelphia over the summer. Mark Makela /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Thousands descended on a job fair in Shanghai earlier this year. This summer nearly 7 million people graduated from Chinese colleges, but jobs are harder to find than in previous years. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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